Russian helicopters to deliver humanitarian aid in the Syrian province of Hama, was shelled militant group “Islamic state” (banned in Russia), reports RIA “Novosti” information centre for the reconciliation of the warring parties in Syria.
“The eighth of October around 11:00 a.m. in the province of Hama… the Russian transport helicopter Mi-8 deliver humanitarian aid, accompanied by officers of the Russian Center for reconciliation of the warring parties, was shelled ISIL militants from a portable antiaircraft missile complex (PZRK)”, – reported center.
As noted, due to the dialed altitude, the timely detection of the start and the skill of the crew maneuvering the rocket hit the helicopter managed to escape. None of the people in the helicopter of the Russian military personnel didn’t suffer.
The Russian space forces during operations in Syria suffered several losses. August 1, 2016, the terrorists shot down a Russian military transport helicopter Mi-8AMTSH, all five crew members were killed. 8 Jul East of Palmyra militants downed the Mi-35 helicopter, killing two Russian pilots to Rafagat Khabibulin and Evgeny Dolgin died. 12 April 2016 due to pilot error crashed shock Mi-28N. November 24, 2015, militants destroyed the Mi-8AMTSH involved in the operation to rescue the pilot of the su-24 bomber, shot down Turkish air force on the Syrian-Turkish border.